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Invasion: Alaska (Invasion America, #1)
Awful book even considering the genre, this is still an awful book. I am an Alaskan. The author probably visited or read a tour book but I can't belie ...more
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 06, 2012
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82
A nice biography but lacks the insights we would like from such a genius, a man who changed the world. He did have a charming modesty and I think was ...more
Oct 13, 2014
Oct 12, 2014
Bitch In a Bonnet: Reclaiming Jane Austen From the Stiffs, the Snobs, the Simps and the Saps, Volume 2
This book is an amazing rereading of Jane Austen.
Austen is probably my favorite author though I cannot really say why. I have read and reread more tim
Oct 12, 2014
Sep 24, 2014
Thomas Aquinas: Philosophy in an Hour
Very light and enjoyable reading. Don't expect to know all of Aquinas, that would take a lifetime but this will give you a quick overview or refresher ...more
Oct 05, 2014
Oct 02, 2014
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Having finished book one, I feel that I have just taken the first step of a very long journey. Isn't is unusual to read a book with so few admirable p ...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Alaska Traveler: Dispatches from America's Last Frontier
I have read all of Stabenow's mysteries. That is reason I bought this book.
I am an Alaska and pretty much the same age as Stabenow and lived a similar
Feb 15, 2014
Nov 30, 2013
Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1)
Every page of this book (page? I am reading on as an ebook - is that phrase a throw-back) is ever so funny. Are all of Alice's books this funny? I hop ...more
Jan 04, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)
I am in my fifties and still enjoy the VA novels and now the Bloodlines series. Thanks to R.M.
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
Girl in the Wild
I loved the first paragraph and the rest of the book was pretty good as well. How many of us think they are going to accomplish great things and save ...more
Dec 06, 2012
Dec 06, 2012
Dolls Behaving Badly
I am an Alaskan & former Anchorageite. I lived a block away form Carla or could have.
I can tell you that I've been to all of these places. I was
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 04, 2013
The Greatest Salesman In The World
It isn't that I really didn't like it, as in eww, this is an awful book. It just isn't much of anything. It is a motivational parable with a New Testa ...more
not set
Feb 04, 2010
Seven for a Secret (Timothy Wilde Mysteries, #2)
when writing this novel, did our author Know that the Movie 12 years a slave was to come out at tle same time as her novel? I must be certain her publ ...more
Dec 14, 2013
Nov 03, 2013
Sad Desk Salad
Gosh! I enjoyed this do much.
Thirty years ago I wrote a column for half a year every other week. That was fun but a challenge. I see that blogger jou
May 20, 2013
May 13, 2013
Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle
J.A.O. misses the point.
Bad writing is when the writer has the character climbing the unscaleable mountain, seeing through the impenetrable fog and s
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)
Really a horrible book but in a fun way. Our hero kicks butt. Zombie butt right and left. ** But at the heart of the story is a girl and her lion and ...more
Apr 06, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
The Story of Russia
There were limitations to scholarship when Bergen wrote. No internet, limited access to documentation and access to only to the libraries one can visi ...more
Dec 2013
Nov 30, 2013
Behind the Mystery
Enjoyable interviews of many of my favorite author and other authors I was not familiar with and at least one who I thought was long dead. A couple ha ...more
Feb 03, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
A Distant Enemy
I am from Athabascan country in Alaska. I have spent most of my life around Athabascan and Inuit people. I also lived for several years on the Upper K ...more
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
Wired (Wired, #1)
Good old thriller/tech romp. Cardboard characters running all about the plot. An alternative to television. I enjoyed.
But way too preachy and sophomor
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 03, 2011
The Bandsaw Riots
I grew up in a grocery store with a butcher shop in Alaska so could id with Jones who grew up in a butcher shop in Alaska. The poems are dead on for A ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 27, 2008
Unseen Companion
I am 50 pages into this book and find the dialect very distracting. Did we talk like this in 1969? Did anyone speak like this?
The references to magazi
Mar 27, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
Stakeout (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #2.5)
Guys, I clicked that I like it. However, warning, this is an area where my tastes drift from the norm. Paranormal-romance-girls-coming-of-age books.
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
Waltzing the Cat
I don't think Houston can write a bad book.
Still, like her other books, I feel like I am listening in on women to women conversations.
Sep 02, 2008
Sep 08, 2008
The Trial of Henry Kissinger
I hope that students of international politics are exposed to this book. The fact is that H.K. time is long past and his Op-ed pieces in the major org ...more
Nov 08, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
A Dead Red Cadillac (A Dead Red, #1)
Good mystery. Some good ol' boy feeling about it. And some rather pointless paragraphs but a good plot. Worth the time to read.
Nov 30, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
The Woman Bear
I am of the same village as the author and of her generation as well. However, I am not Athabascan or alaska Native but mine is the third generation o ...more
Jul 31, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
War That Killed Achilles, The: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
My favorite topic in literature. this is the best short analysis of The Iliad I have read.
Jan 10, 2010
Jan 01, 2010
The Assault on Reason
Mostly old news. However, the introduction and some chapters are very relevant. I am a "D" but must note that some of his complaints regarding Bust ma ...more
Feb 08, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
Eastern Religions and Western Thought
I think I have read too many books by people who read this book. I did not need to read it.
Sep 09, 2008
Sep 09, 2008
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
The author creates a dystopian world that is original in many respects and far more three dimensional than most of these worlds. There is one, arguabl ...more
Sep 02, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
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